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The name Bhagalpur is a modernised version of the original, Bhagdatpuram, meaning the “City of Good Luck”. According to Hindu mythology, Bhagalpur is the place where the the gods (devta) and the demons (asuras) churned the ocean to produce the elixir of life or amrita. The serpent Vasuki served as the rope used for the churning, and remains of the coil can still be seen faintly on Mount Mandara. If we keep going deeper in the Hindu mythological past, then we will find that Panchjanya, the conch shell used in Mahabharata was discovered at “Shankh Kund” in the city. The place is also mentioned in great poet Kalidasa’s Kumarasambhava.

There are lot of places where a traveller can wander and be with his/her own thoughts. The Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is where you can watch dolphins in a protected habitat. Take the boat ride across the 50 km stretch of the sanctuary and enjoy nature at its best. Bhagalpur is also an area for the protection and rehabilitation of Garuda. Vikramshila Mahavira was an education hub and ranked next only to Nalanda. Today, the place is widely visited by tourists for its beautiful ruins. Apart from this, there are many Hindu, Jain and Buddhist places of worship and rock cut caves in Bhagalpur.

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Anil Kumar
Anil Kumar
Dirty n Rush city
Jun 19 2014
I visited this city with a purpose for view new thing But there are some old Temple are there but there is no maintenance. I am just sad for this ..... Barari the Ganga bay is most attractive place.